In the second chapter of the Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey, we take a deep dive into Pacific Crest Trail hikers' gear. PCT gear lists can vary wildly between hikers and (spoiler alert) it's impossible to find a perfect PCT gear list. That said, we can try. I've organized this post in a
Welcome to the results of the 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-hiker Survey! The PCT Survey is now in its seventh year and I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to participate. You're all champions of life. And thank you, dear reader, for being patient while waiting
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ground Cloth is a 3.77 oz / 107 g rectangle of green DCF8 Dyneema® Composite Fabric measuring 96 x 52 in / 244 x 132 cm. It's a groundsheet, you know, that thing you put on the ground when you camp to protect your gear from whatever horrors may be strewn about your
The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite is the lightest sleeping pad available from Therm-a-Rest and is designed with ultralight backpacking and thru-hikers in mind. It comes in three sizes (small, regular, and large), is made from 15D nylon, has an R-value of 2, and is 2.5 in / 6.5 cm thick. Compared
A Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker's gear list can more or less define them out on the trail. Typically, what "you before the trail" thinks will be best for "you on the trail" don't perfectly align and tweaks are made over the course of the hike to accommodate the newly-found you out on the trail.
I was first introduced to the Thrupack Summit Bum at the end of my Continental Divide Trail thru-hike and it's a real shame I hadn't known about it beforehand. It was as if I had just finished digging an enormous hole (you know, for a body or something) with my hands and along comes some asshole
I've come a long way since my first Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike and my first Pacific Crest Trail gear list. With the exception of my spork, anti-chafe balm, and head net, every piece of gear I now have in my pack is different (this includes my pack). I know I've said it before somewhere, but I'm
If you are going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and want a serious app dedicated to the PCT, then Guthook's Guide is exactly what you're looking for. The Guthook/Atlas Guides Team went to extraordinary lengths to not only create an excellent app tracing the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail, but
Your Pacific Crest Trail gear list can at times feel like one of your most defining features on the trail. It's been a few years since my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, and I've since learned a lot about what gear works on a thru-hike and what gear is better left at home (or thrown in the garbage).